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Old 02-22-2008, 11:55 AM   #1
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Your Best Homemade Pizza Tips

I've read through a lot of the pizza threads already, but didn't find one like this so let me toss this out.

What are your favourite little tips, tricks and notes for making homemade pizza? I want to hear what make it better.

Mine are
* add spices to the dough when I'm making it (usually basil and oregano)
* brush the whole crust with olive oil for a bit more flavour/better cooking before adding sauce and toppings
* use a preheated pizza stone

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Old 02-22-2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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I've read through a lot of the pizza threads already, but didn't find one like this so let me toss this out.

What are your favourite little tips, tricks and notes for making homemade pizza? I want to hear what make it better.

Mine are
* add spices to the dough when I'm making it (usually basil and oregano)
* brush the whole crust with olive oil for a bit more flavour/better cooking before adding sauce and toppings
* use a preheated pizza stone
hey , that is what I do too !
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:39 PM   #3
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I've read through a lot of the pizza threads already, but didn't find one like this so let me toss this out.

What are your favourite little tips, tricks and notes for making homemade pizza? I want to hear what make it better.
Bake the crust for 8-10 minutes before topping and baking again. If I don't do this, the crust ends up damp and "doughy."
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:46 PM   #4
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Cook it on the grill
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:52 PM   #5
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Cook it on the grill
I've never done that, but maybe this summer. Do you set it right on the grill or do you use a special pan? Give me the basics. ;)
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:00 PM   #6
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I need to start making my own, too. Any good dough recipes?
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:06 PM   #7
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I need to start making my own, too. Any good dough recipes?
I'm going to try this one this weekend:
No Knead Pizza Dough: Pear and Gorgonzola Flatbread with Baby Arugula and Shaved Parmesan
http://steamykitchen.com/blog/2008/0...esan/#more-274

And I want to try this pizza sauce with it: Janet Is Hungry: Calzone with Chicken and Artichoke
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the Dough, the Dough, the Dough!
get that right and the correct cheese you Laughing! it`s all plain sailing after that ;)

the construction is really just a matter of preferences in all honesty, I pref to put the Drier things (anchovies, pepperoni, mixed meats, spices) Under the cheese and the moist things (peppers onions olives tomato pineapple etc..) on the Top of the cheese.

be generous with the Oregano also ;)
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I'm going to try this one this weekend:
No Knead Pizza Dough: Pear and Gorgonzola Flatbread with Baby Arugula and Shaved Parmesan
http://steamykitchen.com/blog/2008/0...esan/#more-274

And I want to try this pizza sauce with it: Janet Is Hungry: Calzone with Chicken and Artichoke
I'm going to try the no knead pizza dough.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:51 PM   #10
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[quote=GotGarlic;554489]I'm going to try this one this weekend:
No Knead Pizza Dough: Pear and Gorgonzola Flatbread with Baby Arugula and Shaved Parmesan
http://steamykitchen.com/blog/2008/0...esan/#more-274

I just made the dough , now waiting for the rising. Dough should be ready around 4 pm. I may make flatbread pizza instead of round pizza for a change, not sure yet what I will use for toppings.
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